Though I’m no newbie when it comes to online shopping, I’ve always been a bit leery about ordering groceries or personal products from websites. What if you end up paying a lot more for the same product you could buy at the local store? What if they don’t carry that crazy brand of organic conditioner your teenager insists on using? What if your shipment takes forever to arrive?
The solution, at least for the personal products side of the problem, is Soap.com. You don’t have to worry about missing a great sale or having a coupon code; they offer e-coupons and they even accept manufacturer’s coupons (you know, the old-fashioned kind that you clip from the Sunday paper). Just mail them in — they get filed away in your account and are automatically applied once you place those particular items in your shopping cart. And you don’t have to worry about them not having what you want in stock: With more than 25,000 products from 900 brands, they probably have a better selection that your neighborhood megamart.
Ordering is super-easy (you can pay with any major credit card or with PayPal) and since the site shares a shopping cart with Diapers.com, you can shop for baby and pay for everything at one time. Orders over $49 get free two-day shipping (thought they can’t ship to post office boxes, APOs, international addresses, Alaska, or Hawaii). And they even had the crazy conditioner my kids love — at a price lower than the store from which we usually buy it.
Right now, new Soap.com customers can get 15% off their first order by using promo code WORKITMOM.